Yes, however only for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides access to benefits for basic dental services to eligible children aged 2-17 years. The total benefit entitlement is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period.
The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital
Yes we do! Although there are no credit checks involved, there is certain criteria that needs to be meet, to see if you’re eligible. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today!
A crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength, shape and size. When the crown is cemented into place it completely encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. This is a great option when the strength and life span of the tooth is compromised!
Over time your teeth accumulate what we call tartar. Tartar is hard calcified bacteria that clings to your teeth and can cause bad breath, decay (holes in your teeth) and gum disease. Tartar is extremely hard and can only be removed with a professional cleaning. So the answer is, if you want to keep your teeth for the rest of your life, you need to have them professionally cleaned! After all you only need to clean the teeth you want to keep!
No! Having a tooth extraction is not painful. You will be very numb and may experience a pushing feeling, but there will be no pain involved!
Yes we do! We have a Hicaps machine on site, which allows us to provide quick on the spot claiming. No more paying up front and claiming later, just pay the gap!
Conventional braces are an orthodontic treatment that comprise of wire-based appliances and brackets to treat a wide range of dental issues, including crowded teeth, as well as misaligned teeth and jaws. Braces are often recommended to teenage patients, although adults can also enjoy the benefits of undergoing treatment. Conventional braces generally produce effective results, and help to align teeth and jaws for a more beautiful smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. They improve the appearance of teeth, and can be used to repair discoloured teeth caused by root canal treatment, stains from food or medicine, chipped or broken teeth, and misaligned, or uneven teeth. They can also be used to fill gaps between the teeth.
A bridge refers to a fixed prosthetic, which is cemented to existing teeth. They are often used to replace one or more missing teeth, and are secured in place by anchor crowns. Dental bridges improve function, making it easier to chew and speak. In some cases, bridges can even help to maintain the shape of your face, preventing facial collapse after a tooth extraction.
You should always use floss to gently remove anything stuck between your teeth. Avoid using sharp objects such as pins, needles, tweezers, etc. as these can cause damage to your teeth or you could accidentally hurt yourself.
Ice packs and cold compresses should help reduce any swelling but if it is not helping relieve pain, you could try taking some over-the-counter pain relievers. You should, of course take pain medication that you have used before to avoid any problems (such as allergic reactions).
Yes, you do. Home remedies are often used to treat the symptoms of a problem but not the problem itself. If you are experiencing a toothache or any other dental pain, your dentist will be able to identify and help treat it before it becomes any worse.